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Terri Krivosha named 'Women Industry Leader' by Business Journal

July 28, 2006

The firm of Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand is proud to announce that Terri Krivosha, Chair of the firm’s Governance Committee, has been selected as a 2006 Women Industry Leader through the Twin Cities Business Journal's 9th annual "Women in Business Awards" program. Out of hundreds of nominees, she is one of only 25 women in Minnesota to be so honored.

Krivosha was presented with her award at a luncheon banquet on July 27 and featured in the July 28 issue of the Twin Cities Business Journal.

"I am truly honored to be recognized in this capacity by the Twin Cities business community," Krivosha says. "The single most defining moment in my career was in 1993 when the Maslon law firm invited me to join their practice. I wanted an environment where I could practice law and be an integral part of the life of my children and family. Maslon enabled me to develop my practice using alternative work schedules and rise through the ranks at our firm to eventually become its Chair. It is critical for each of us to find the right environment in which to develop to our full potential. The Maslon law firm has enabled, encouraged, and coached me to do so."

Joining the firm in 1993, Krivosha was named partner within a year. She went on to design and manage Maslon's Summer Associates Program to attract talent and head the firm’s Recruiting Committee. She also co-chaired the firm’s first Training Committee to provide associates with mentors and training--a new concept in law firms at the time.

Krivosha then made history by becoming the first woman at Maslon to be elected to the firm’s Governance Committee and in 2003 was elected as its chair. As the firm’s chair (similar to managing partner), she has led the firm through several very successful years. Krivosha was instrumental in revitalizing the Women Attorneys Group at the firm and has served as an internal mentor to many associates. Through Krivosha’s efforts together with the efforts and foresight of many at the Maslon Law firm, the firm in 2005 won the Minnesota State Bar Association’s first SAGE (Self Audit for Gender Equity) Best Practices Award for creating a firm culture that promotes gender equity.

Krivosha--whose practice in the Business & Securities Group focuses on assisting businesses in all phases of their development and growth--says she is passionate about her job because it allows her to "help people and businesses achieve their goals." Her clients have included companies such as G&K Services, a company that provides branded identity apparel and facility services, and several emerging and mid-market businesses, including Iconoculture, Salo, Safe Lites, Wisconsin Cheese Group, and The Family Catalog. She often assists emerging and mid-market companies with growth, recapitalization, merger, acquisition or divestiture issues. Krivosha also works with international clients in Israel. She earned her law degree from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

"Maslon’s team approach allows me to be creative, personal, client-focused, and strategic in structuring transactions in the most advantageous way for our clients," she adds. "In my practice my goals for this year are to continue to build on the firm’s strong reputation in the area of mergers and acquisitions and continue to work with growing and dynamic companies."

Founded in 1956, Maslon is an 81-attorney commercial law firm based in Minneapolis. Maslon specializes in the areas of business and securities, financial services, bankruptcy, commercial litigation and arbitration, appeals, tax, trusts and estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, labor and employment, intellectual property, real estate and construction law.


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